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Rosie Hilal

Director London

I grew up in Germany and France as a 4th culture kid to immigrant parents, speaking five languages. Both sides of my family come from rural farming communities (Turkey, Scotland and England).
The power and the barrier of language is of great interest to me, as well as what you can do outside of the spoken word; music and movement form a big part of how I want to make theatre. I am a strong believer in cross-collaborational art-forms and in breaking through artistic boundaries while telling powerful stories.
I have experience in directing, translating and producing my own and collaborative work, but mostly as an actor across all media. That is why my strengths in directing lie in coaching good performances, sensitivity with text and rhythm, and an ability to think outside the box stylistically.
I want to learn practical prep and rehearsal room skills and observe different artistic practices. I’m keen to shadow, assist, collaborate and co-direct with peers as well as more experienced directors in order to build key skills to feed back into my own work.


WRITER, Witches, Theatre Forge/La Factorie, 2 week residency, 2019
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR/TRANSLATOR/PRODUCER/ACTOR, Becoming Berenice, TheatreForge/Voila!Europe, 3 nights, 2018
DIRECTOR, Becoming Berenice, Theatre Forge/RADA,1 week workshop, 2018
DIRECTOR Berenice, Theatre Forge/King’s Cross Circumference Theatre, 2 week shared space residency, 2017
DIRECTOR, Berenice, Theatre Forge/Theatre Delicatessen, 2 week residency, 2016
DIRECTOR/WRITER/MUSICAL DIRECTOR, Longing Songs, RADA festival, 3 nights, 2017
MUSICAL DIRECTOR, The Bacchae, Lion&Unicorn, 1 week, 2013

For info on Becoming Berenice and FORGE art collective go to
For my acting work see my website, or my spotlight page:


Poleroid Theatre, Play-In workshops on playwriting, producing & directing, 2020
Morley College, Intro to Playwriting Course, 2018
RADA, acting workshops for young people, official training, 2012
RADA, Acting BA (scholarship), 2009-2012
Cambridge University, Modern & Medieval Languages BA, 2006-2009
Cours de theatre (state funded, at school), Conservatoire de Paris, diploma, 2006


2-5 years


Creative Inclusion Aesthetic
Music - Can learn by ear
Music - Can Read
Music - Plays Instruments
Music - Singing
Performance Art
Physical Theatre
Working with Young People

Additional Languages

German, French, Turkish, Spanish.